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Michael Carr Designs Pottery and AquaPots by Proven Winners

Expanding into Premium Quality Pottery

Proven Winners is entering the pottery market by adding the full line of Michael Carr Designs Pottery, including the new AquaPots line of luxury grade, self-watering containers, to our brand family. Premium quality pottery is a natural extension of our brand. In trendsetting colors, soft raining finishes and a variety of unique styles, Michael Carr Designs Pottery is a favorite among retailers, landscape designers and home gardeners. The collection is handmade by the company’s craftsmen using time tested techniques and an old-world kiln that gives each piece its own special character.


AquaPots is an exceptional new concept in self-watering containers invented and patented by Jack Barnwell (left), an award-winning landscape architect from Mackinac Island, Michigan. He also co-owns C3 Gardens, a landscape design firm in southern Florida which services large residential and hotel properties. Barnwell is an avid user of Michael Carr Designs Pottery who saw the need for gorgeous, commercial grade, self-watering containers for the variety of properties he services across the country. He worked with Michael Carr (right) to develop this stylish yet practical solution for his clients.




Key Benefits of AquaPots

  • The convenience of a self-watering pot with the beauty of high-quality glazed ceramics.

  • No risk of overwatering. An overflow valve ensures plants cannot be overwatered.

  • No unsightly plastic drip tubing. A cleaner look that can be enjoyed anywhere instead of needing to stay where plumbing is located.

  • Elimination of fertilizer leaching and runoff.

  • No more water ring stains on the deck or porch.

  • Watering frequency is significantly decreased.

  • Smaller AquaPots last at least a week between waterings; larger Professional Series pots last up to one month.

  • Water savings with no waste. One quarter of the water is used with AquaPots vs. similar sized pots on drip irrigation.

  • Beautifully grown plants. Plants have continuous access to fertilizer-infused water and require minimal watering.

  • Frost and freeze resistant ceramic.
    Simply empty the pot and flip it upside
    down for winter (in northern gardens).



Can all pots be converted into AquaPots?

No. There are several important attributes that are unique to AquaPots. There is a rim inside the container that seals the water reservoir off from the soil area to prevent leaking. AquaPots do not have any bottom drainage holes. Instead, there is a hole right below the platform within the container that allows for overflow of any excess water.

Is all Michael Carr Design pottery now AquaPots?

Not all Michael Carr Design pots are AquaPots. Michael will continue to introduce new styles annually. You can see all the AquaPots styles and sizes here: See all AquaPots - Download PDF.


Ordering Options

Wholesale, retail and professional landscape customers are encouraged to pre-book both AquaPots and all Michael Carr Designs Pottery for spring sales through BFG Supply Co., the exclusive distributor of Michael Carr Designs Pottery in North America.
Call 866-358-9998 or visit Michael Carr Designs website.

There are hundreds of unique designs in multiple sizes and over a hundred color and finish options in the full Michael Carr Designs Pottery line. Customers who order full container loads direct from Vietnam will have a wider range of color options and can combine AquaPots with their standard pottery order to take advantage of discounts.

Proven Winners will work with BFG Supply Co. and Michael Carr Designs to manage consumer marketing efforts for the line. Promotions for the line will spread across Proven Winners’ social media channels, consumer flower and garden shows, the Gardener’s Idea Book and more.

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